– Wole Soyinka calls for experts to proffer solution to Nigeria’s economic crisis
– Says it is obvious economy is bad
– Blames economic woes on prolonged process of attrition that happened in the past
Professor Wole Soyinka has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to convene an emergency economic conference to enable experts proffer solutions to the economic crisis bedeviling the country.
Vanguard reports that Soyinka made this suggestion when he paid a courtesy call on the minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in Abuja on Thursday, February 18.
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Apparently worried by the continuous decline in the nation’s economy, the Nobel Laureate said: ‘‘I agree with those who say the economy is bad. It is obvious and it is so bad. We really need an emergency economic conference, bringing experts together to match the nation forward. I think the economy is not encouraging. Quite frankly, I think most economists will agree with this.
‘‘The economic condition of a nation does not deteriorate over night, something came before that deterioration. A certain prolonged process of attrition that happened in the past is now knocking on the door. The consequences of the past misgovernance is what we are undergoing right now.’’
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Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has reportedly defended his party over the dwindling economy of the country, Leadership reports.
Dogara, who played host to unemployed aeronautic engineers and pilots from his native Bauchi state, on February 16, exempted the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government from being held responsible for the current economic challenges facing Nigeria.
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